A woman and her husband were arraigned in a Mombasa court for stealing a gun from a police officer who is stationed at Deputy President William Ruto’s residential home in Mombasa County.
Elsia Kazungu and her husband, Joshua Owiti, were charged with stealing a Ceska pistol loaded with 15 bullets and a Ksh 1200 mobile from Francis Kariuki on December 19, 2019.
The official police report said that Francis approached Elsia at Moi Avenue who works as a sex worker. He agreed that he would pay her for the services once they would reach his house located in the staff quarters of the Deputy President’s residences.
They both boarded a tuk-tuk and headed to the DP’s home. Kazungu requested Francis to allow her to take a shower first. This is when he took his pistol and placed it below the pillow before the service was offered.
The officer is reported to have woken up a few hours later after realizing his gun, mobile phone and Ksh 700 were missing. Investigations were launched after reporting the matter.
His M-PESA transactions after his phone was stolen indicated that some money was sent to a Boda Boda operator named Jackson Muthangya. The operator was apprehended and he informed the police that he withdrew the money after Kazungu sent it to her.
According to him, Kazungu requested to be ferried from town to Nyali at a transport fee of Ksh 150. Upon arrival, she requested to withdraw the money from M-PESA but was unable to do so as the agent requested for her identification card.
Elsia then decided to send the money to Jackson who eventually withdrew the money. More investigations led the police to her husband Owiti who is accused of selling Francis’ phone to another man.
Both Kazungu and her husband denied the charges and were released on a Ksh 200,000 bond. The pre-trial has been set for February 10, 2020.